Hawaii offers union training in an effort to expand the state’s heavy equipment operator workforce. There are only roughly 1,670 HEO positions in Hawaii, but the industry did enjoy a hefty 11% spike in employment from 2014 to 2015. Much of this growth is related to the vacation and hospitality industry. Some examples of projects that will require the use of many heavy equipment operators includes the $300 million Hilton Grand Vacation in Kihei and the $100 million Princeville Lodge in Hanalei.
Heavy equipment unions
Operating Engineers 3
56-1160 Kamehameha Highway
Kahuku, HI 96731
The Hawaii Training Center of the OE3 is closely associated with facilities in Alameda CA, Reno NV, and Sandy UT. Together, the sites offer a wide variety of heavy equipment- and construction-related training to help improve the skill set of workers on the West Coast and in Hawaii.Apprenticeships and individual equipment training are available through this network of Union affiliates.